Laminated Pastries: Puff Pastry, Pâte Feuilleté

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On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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According to the food historian Charles Perry, puff and sheet pastries appear to have been invented by the Arabs and the Turks respectively, sometime around 1500. Though the aim in both is to produce many layers of very thin pastry, they involve two very different techniques.